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VOL. XLVI. NO- 14,574.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FLEET WILL SAIL
Battleships Will Reach
Coast in February.
PROGRAMME SEEMS CHANGED
, Roosevelt Will Send Only Six
Big War Vessels.
DESTROYERS TO FOLLOW
Purpose Seems to Be Avoidance of
Apparent Menace to Japan Lest
War Agitation Revive Great
Fleet of Colliers Also.
NEW JOKK, Aug. 23. Secretary
Loeb announced tonight that a fleet ot
eix battleships will start for the Pa
cific Home time in December via the
fotralts of Magellan, touching at San
Francisco, also probably at Puget
A destroyer flotilla will leave for the
pacific about the same time, but will
Jiot accompany the battleships.
The above is the first positive an
nouncement of the date when the bat
tleship fleet will sail for the Pacific
Coast. The first announcement -was
made by Eecrotary of the Navy Met
calf on July 4, and the details were
given out the following day, but the
date of departure was only given
vaguely as some time In the Fall.
It was stated in July that 16 bat
tleships, four cruisers and the gun
boat Torktown would come through
Magellan Straits, but the above dis
patch says only six batleshlps are com
ing. This may be an error in trans
mission, which It is impossible to have
corrected in the present condition ot
the telegraph service. It is quite
jirobable, however, that the number
eix is correct and that the number has
been cut down, either because the Gov
ernment thought it unwise to so nearly
denude the Atlantic Coast of battle
ships or because it was desired to de
prive the movement of any appearance
of a hostile demonstration against
At the time 'when the movement was
first announced it was almost uni
versally Interpreted as a precaution
Bgainst any possible hostile movement
by Japan, which was then stirred up
by agitation over attacks on Japanese
In San Francisco. Such an interpreta
tion was no sooner given the move
ment than a chorus of denials came
from every official quarter. It was
declared with great emphasis that the
Pan Francisco disturbances had not
disturbed the friendly relations of the
two countries, and like statements
were made with equal emphasis by
Admiral Yamamoto, who about that
time visited the United States, and by
Ambassador Aoki and Foreign Minister
Hayashl. The war talk has since sub
Bided and the President may have con
cluded that a reduction in the naval
force sent to the Pacific would prevent
Assuming that the fleet starts on its
voyage about the middle of December,
It should arrive at San Francisco about
the middle of February, 1908, as GO
days is considered ample time for the
voyage, with due allowance for coal
ling at Culebra, Rio Janeiro, Sand
I Point, Callao and Panama. It is
probable, however, that some time win
lie devoted to maneuvers and target
practice In South Pacific waters, in
.which case the arrival at San Fran
hclsco would be delayed to some time in
Although Portland Is not mentioned
"as one of the ports to be visited. It is
I safe to assume that the commercial
(bodies of this city and the Oregon dele
gation in Congress will, be able to se
icure orders for at least some of the
.chips to come up the Columbia River.
COAL for battleship fleet
Government Charters Many Steam
ers .to Bring It to Pacific.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash-
ington, Aug. 18. The Navy Department
has made contracts with a number of
foreign ships for the transportation of
nearly 48.000 tons of coal from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Coast to meet the needs
of the service at Pugct Sound and San
I Francisco. Of the amount named over
120,000 tons is to go to Puget Sound, and
the ships which have been chartered for
the purpose are as follows:
Angus. 4836 tons; Netherbe, 6956 tons:
gtraphood, 5500 tons, and Hamilton, 5000
tons: the vessels chartered to take coal
to Mare Island are Ferndene, BOSS
tons; Garscube, 49S4 tons: Fttzpatrlck,
5834 tons: Strathendrlck, 5802 tons; Hutton
wood. 5000 tons.
Some of this coal has already started
for the Pacifle Coast, and the remainder
will be sent around in the near future.
Plans for Pacific Cruise.
OYSTER BAY, Aug. 23. The plana of
the cruise of the battleship fleet to the
Pacific Coast were discussed by repre
sentatives of' the Navy -Department with
President Roosevelt, who had as guests
jit luncheon Assistant Secretary, ot iha
Navy Newberry, Admiral Brownson, of
tho Navigation Bureau; Admiral Evans,
commandor of the Atlantic squadron.
TAFT IN THE SOUTHWEST
Shakes Hands in St. Louis and
Speaks In Oklahoma.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 23. Secretary Taft
arrived and was met by Senator War
near and others today. He shook hands
with many spectators and went in an
automobile to the Planters Hotel. This
afternoon he proceeded to Oklahoma
City, where he speaks tomorrow.
Secretary Taft will speak tonight at
Oklahoma City, and then at Joplin and
Springfield, Mo., and Denver. He will
then go to Gardner, Mont., and meet
Mrs. Taft and their son Charlie, who will
have come on from Murray Bay, Canada,
and will have been met at St. Paul by
Fred W. Carpenter, Mr. Taft's private
secretary. He will also meet General
Clarence R. Edwards, Chief of the Insu
lar Bureau. The whole party will make
a tour of Yellowstone Park and then
come to Portland, arriving here Septem
ber 6. He will speak here and at Ta
coma and Seattle, sailing from the latter
port on SeptemDer 10, on the steamer
Minnesota, for Japan. After a few days
in that country and at Hongkong Mr.
Taft will go to Manila, arriving there
October 4. He will ilellver an address at
the opening of the Philippine Assembly
on October 16. and will spend about two
weeks in touring the Islands. He will go
from Manila to Vladivostok and return
westward by the Trans-Siberian Rail
road, arriving in Moscow November 23.
After visiting St. Pe.ersburg, ierlln and
other European capitals. he will sail
from Bremen In. time io" reach . borne
about the mldd! of December.
TAFT PRE-EMINENT FAVORITE
Postal Card Canvass . of Editors
Shows Large Majority.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. "Taft far in
the lead" is the caption that appears on
printed postal cards just received here
from the Taft headquarters at Columbus,
Ohio. The statement is made that the
editors of the leading independent news
papers of the various Congress districts
in the United States were recently called
upon to Indicate the sentiment of their
districts in regard to the choice for the
presidency in 1908. ft
"Responses received from 285 districts,"
the postal cards read, "snow Secretary
Taft to be the pre-eminent favorite of
To the question "If Roosevelt is elimi
nated whom wyi your Congress district
favor as the Republican candidate?" 136
favored Taft, 18 favored Fairbanks and
22 voted for Knox. Other candidates re
ceived votes as follows: Hughes, 15; Can
non, 8; La Follette. 9: Shaw, I.
"Who do you think will be the next
President of the United States?" was an
other question asked. On this Taft also
led with 69 districts as represented by
independent newspapers declaring him to
be t-ielr choice. Roosevelt followed wltn
64 votes, Bryan with 37, Hughes 10, Knox
4. Fairbanks and Folk 2 each. Cannon,
Culberson and Cortelyou each got one
FIRE IN THE CASCADES
Dense Smoke Over Albany, but No
Blaze Along; Santiam.
AIBANY, Or., Aug. 23. (Special.)
Dense smoke pervading this part of
the Willamette Valley Is unmistakable
evidence of a big forest nre somewhere,
but efforts to learn the location of the
conflagration have been unavailing.
Reports from the North Santiam say
that the smoke is so thick up there
that a person cannot see the distance
of a mile, but that no fire is reported
in that part of the mountains. Similar
reports are received from the South
Santiam and Calapooia River towns.
Here In the center of the valley the
smoke Is so dense that one cannot see
hills more than five miles distant. It
is the current opinion here that an un
usually large nre must be raging on
the eastern slope of the Cascade Moun
tains, probably in Western Crook
County, and that the smoke which is
filling the valley Is drifting over from
TUCKER CASE NOT DROPPED
Garllngton Continues Inquiry Into
Conduct In Philippines.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 19. Before leav
ing Washington Secretary Taft addressed
a letter to Mrs. Tucker, wife of Pay
master William F. Tucker, stating that
after a careful investigation of the papers
submitted by her In connection with
charges filed against Lieutenant-Colonel
Tucker upon which she demanded his
trial by court-martial, the Secretary had
found that this evidence was not, in its
present shape, sufficient to warrant
granting her demand. The Secretary
stated, however, that General Garllngton,
Inspector-General of the Army, was now
In the Philippines making an original In
vestigation into some of the charges re
lating to matters that had occurred In
the islands, and upon his report when he
returns would depend the further action
of the department.
STRONGEST CABINET MAN
Root Trains With Muldoon and. Im
proves His Physique.
NEW YORK. Aug. 23. The news that
Secretary Root is recuperating on Mul
doon's farm near White Plains, is no
surprise to his friends, who have noticed
since Spring tnat he was not in the best
health. It is believed, however, that the
country sojourn will restore him com
pletely. The routine at Muidoon's in
cludes considerable outdoor work, walk
ing and riding.
During the first two weeks of bia stay
the Secretary gained a pound a day and
now can ride ;8 miles, handle medicine
ball and box five vigorous rounds. Mr.
Muldoon says Mr. Root will be the
strongest member of the Cabinet when he
Oregon People in Chicago.
CHICAGO. Aug. 23. (Special.) Oregon
people registered at Chicago hotels to
day, as follows:
From Portland C. C. Cadigan and wife,
at the Palmer House;- H. W. Lynch, at
the Great Northern; W. C. Slattery, at
the Auditorium; C. H. Moore, at the
From Pendleton G. W. Bradley; at the
Jf aimer iiouae.
Funds in Banks.
PREVENT MONEY STRINGENCY
Provide Enough to Tide Over
NO TIPS TO SPECULATORS
Flan Is to Prevent Panic and Head
' ' Off Gold Shipments to Europe
by Keeping Amount of
' Deposits Secret.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Secretary Cor
telyou announces that, beginning next
week, he will place each week in New
York. Boston and such other cities as he
sees fit, deposits of Government funds in
sufficient quantity to . prevent money
stringency or possible panic during the
Mr. Cortelyou plans to prevent a panio
rather than come to the relief of the
market, when the market is actually In
trouble. The . period of Government re
lief will extend over at least five weeks.
For these deposits the law allows Mr.
Cortelyou to use all customs funds and.
If these are insufficient, he will augment
them from the treasury balance. The
Secretary hopes to prevent speculators
from taking advantage of the situation
by not announcing in advance the
amounts to be deposited. He believes
this plan will do more t prevent a gold
movement to Europe.
The scarcity of money in Wall street,
which has caused the present slump in
stocks, is due primarily to the demand for
money for Investment in productive en
terprises, particularly In the West, Mr.
Cortelyou has evidently foreseen that this
scarcity is apt to be aggravated by the
further drain of money1 to the West for
the movement of crops. Had ha afforded
no relief, money rates In New York might
have gone so high as to cause a panio
on Wall street, which would have had an
adverse reflex effect on productive In
dustries and provoked a period of depres
sion, if not an actual panic
The Government funds deposited In
'Eastern money centers may be expected
to fill the gap caused by the drain to the
West and tide the Eastern markets over
until the money used to move crops be
gins to flow eastward again and restores
the equilibrium. The Government thus
guards against any arrest In the work of
DEMAND FOR NEW CURRENCY
Amount Pouring Into Treasury for
WASHINGTON. -iug. 37. (Special.)
United States Treasurer Treat reports an
unprecedented volume of money pouring
Into the treasury for redemption. Al
though it Is generally supposed to be the
dull season, the amount of old and worn
out currency received for exenange dur
WHES MR. HARRIMAX COMES TO
ing the last month has broken all records
and It has become necessary to curtail
the leaves of absence of all clerks and to
take on additional counters to handle
the flood of cash thi.1 comes tumbling in.
"Until the last few montns a total re
demption per day of 51,500,000 would be
considered normal," said iir. Trect, "and
if It reached the $2,000,000 po.nt it would
excite comment. Lately the dally ex
change of new paper or old has' been
nearer the $3,000,000 mark, and on one or
two occasions has run almost up' to $4,
000,000. Yesterday, for Instance, we re
deemed United States notes alone with
an aggregate value of more than $1,000,
000, and the exchange of United States
currency, including F"ver certificates,
etc.. was $2,800,000.
"It merely means that there is enor
mous activity in commercial circles
throughout the country, and that the
merchants and purchasers . are keeping
the bills In constant circulation. The
banks and other graj-financial institu
tions are constantly accumulating - large
-- - , '- V
f - :
A I ' '
J. W. Van Cleave, President ot "
tlonal Manufacturers' ' Association
Who Has Sued American Federa
tion of Labor for Injunction
amounts of small .iutes, which are
shipped to Washington or to the sub
treasury to be exchanged for notes of
larger denominations. The rapid hand
ling by the purchasing public of uie cur
rency Is partly responsible for the grow
ing quantity of ragged, frayed-out and
mutilated notes which must be destroyed
upon the issuance of crisp ones to take
"The demand for silver money in small
packages Is greater now than it usually
Is just prior to the holiday season. This
money is for the retail trane, and is one
of the strongest possible indications of
the activity of business. These are true
and unfailing signs of National prosperi
ty. The remarkable conditions have cre
ated a great deal of comment among the
old treasury employes, none of whom can
recall the time when tuere was so much
activity In this brancn of the treasury.
Many thousands of dollars in standard
silver "cart wheels," halfs and quarters
are being shipped to (southern bankers
now. j. hey are to be used in paying ne
groes working In the cotton fields. The
Southern negro is suspicious of fresh, un
folded treasury notes and prefers his
wages in silver, the cheerful Jingle of
which can be heard in his pocket.
Gaynor May Die in Prison.
MACON, Ga., Aug. 23. John F. Gay
nor, the contractor, who was convict
ed of complicity In the Savannah har
bor frauds, Is critically 111. Physicians
advise his removal from the jail.
Burns to Death With House.
LA CROSSE, Aug. 23. Fred Kersters,
aged 11. refused to Jump from a burning
house and burned to death In sight of
his mother and a crowd today.
OREGON ON HIS HUNTING EXPEDITION: CHORtTS OF OREGON BIG GAME
TO ENLARGE THAT GAME BAG IE TOP WANT TO TAKE US."
Heney and Delmas
Worry a Witness
ABOUT WHO 010 THE BRIBING
Advance Made in Tracing
. Crime to Glass.
BUT IT MAY BE P1CKERNELL
Telephone Man's Lawyer Cleverly
Directs Suspicion to Official of
Telephone Trust Scott Re
lieved of Suspicion.
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 23. There was
a battle of wits today in the trial of
Louis Glass, the combatants being F. J.
Heney and D. M. Delmas. The battle was
waged rover the testimony of Alfred J.
Stlce, a former official of the Pacific
States Telephone & Telegraph Company.
Mr. Stlce was a witness for the prose
cution and he helped Mr. Heney to trace
the bribery to Glass by the process of
elimination, but Mr. Delmas cleverly
sought to convey the impression to the
jury that the bribing might have been
done by Mr. Plckernell, assistant to Presi
dent Fish, of the American Telephone &
Telegraph Company, Die parent company
of the Pacific States.
Mr. Stice testified that he was assist
ant general manager of the corporation
under Louis Glass at the time of the
alleged briberies, and that Theodore V.
Haisey, the "opposition agent," worked
directly under Mr. Glass. Stice said he
accompanied Henry T. Scott to Portland
in February, 1906, Immediately after- the
selection of the latter by President Fish,
of the American Telephone & Telegraph
Company, to be president of the Pacific
States Oojuany, succeeding the late John
"At that time." said the witness. In re
sponse to a question by Mr. Heney, "Mr.
Scott had no practical knowledge of tele
phone business." Mr. Stlce .strengthen
ed the "elimination process" of the prose
cution by testifying rtiat In January and
February of 1SU6, Mr. Scott was not in
active charge of the company. The Super
visors are alleged to have been bribed
by Haisey In the latter month. In
Bpeaking of the coming to San Francisco
of Mr. Plckernell. assistant to President
Fish, to organize the Coast company,
Mr. Stice said: "If you will allow the
expression, the condition of the Paclflo
States Telephone Company at that time
waa rotten. For one thing, it was the
rule of, the employes to go over the
heads of their direct superiors. I know,
because I drew up an organization chart
which Indicated dlagramatically the of
ficial superiorities and the subordinations
of the system."
Without divulging the purpose. Mr. Del
mas drew from Mr. Stlce with much care
the testimony that Mr. Plckernell was to
have met himself and President Scott at
Portland In January. 1908, and return
with them to San Francisco, but that he
- MJLS. ,. rJ8r
had failed to do so because he was de
layed in Salt Lake City. To Mr. Heney
the Inference from this was that Mr.
Picknell's task in the Utah metropolis
might have been the bribing of public
officials. Inasmuch as a strong opposition
was being advanced there by the Home
Telephone Company and that, if he
bribed Salt Lake officials, a reasonable
supposition would be that he subsequently
authorized the bribing of San Francisco
Supervisors. To offset this covert sug
gestion to the Jury, Mr. Heney asked
Mr. Stice: ,
"What was Plckernell doing In Salt
Lake? Do you know?"
"He was engaged there in looking Into
the opposition situation I believe. I know
that only from hearsay."
"Who told you so? Glass?"
"He may have."
"Was Plckernell in Salt Lake bribing
Supervisors. Did Glass teli you that?"
"No. Mr. Glass didn't tell me that, and
I don't knovthat lfs true."
DECISION IS AGAIN DELAYED
Judge Lawlor Forbidden to Proceed
With Graft Trials.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 23. The mo-
tions In behalf of Calhoun. Mullallv.
Ford. Abbott. Schmitz, Ruef and others
for the dismissing and setting aside of
the bribery indictments returned against
them by the Oliver" grand Jury and for
a stay of proceedings were to have been
decided this evening by Superior Judge
Lawlor. objection to the introduction in
evidence of the revised minutes of Judge
vranam s court recording the empanel
ment and organization of the grand jury
having been overruled, but Judge Lawlor
set the matter over until Monday after
noon in view of the submlss on to the
Supreme Court of a petition for writs of
prohibition restraining the Superior
Court from further proceeding with the
NEITHER FEAR NOR FAVOR
Orders of New Chief for Cleaning
Up Vicious Element.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23. Chief ot
i-ouce Marcellus O. Anderson, named
acting chief of the department by the
new Commissioners at their first session
yesterday afternoon, has launched his
campaign for the clearlna- un nf th
Idence section of the city. He has advised
district captains that no hands are tied
in the department; that every officer is
expected to do his full duty, without fear
or favor; that in doing his duty he can
expect and will have full support of the
acting cniet ana the new Commissioners
that he looks for and expects hearty co
operation in his work.
SENTENCED TO THREE MONTHS
Zlmmcr Promptly Appeals and Re
mains at Liberty.
SAN FRANCISCO,' Aug. 23. Police
Judge Weller today overruled the mo-
uoub jor an arrest or judgment- and a
new trial In the case of Emil J. Zimmer,
vice-president of the Pacific States Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, convicted
or contempt of Judge Lawlor'a court,
and sentenced Zimmer to three months'
imprisonment in the County Jail. Notice
of appeal was at once given, and on fil
ing an appeal bond of $1000 Zimmer was
allowed his liberty.
Case Rests With Supreme Court.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23. Argu
ments for and against the validity of
the Oliver grand Jury were concluded
in the Supreme Court this morning.
Tho case was then submitted and
each side given five days In which to
file a brief.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
N The Weathnr.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 84
degrees; minimum, 01 degrees.
TODAY'S Cloudy and cooler; southwest
Great waste ty brainless officers In British
army. Page 4.
Raiuli defeats army sent to capture him.
Battleship fleet to sail for Paclflo In De
cember. Page 1.
Judse-Advocate'Oeneral tells evil effects of
anti-canteen law. Page JJ.
United States owns secret of most powerful
explosive on earth. Page 4.
Cortelyou comes to relief of money market.
Head of Manufacturers' Association sues
Jabor Federation to stop boycotting.
Alton Railroad sold to Toledo. St. Louis A
Western. Page 2.
Great assemblage of riflemen at Camp Per
ry. Page 8.
Heney and Delmas In battle at Glass trial.
Taylor offers to return to Kentucky and
stand trial and testify In Powers oase.
Programme of National Irrigation Congress.
Severe electrical storm In Southern Oregon
and Northern California. Page 1.
Millionaire Day may accept Democratic
nomination In Idaho. Page 5.
Hill says rates on lumber to East will posi
tively be advanced October 1. Page 6.
District Attorney McNary, back from East,
says Hughes Is popular candidate for
Presidency. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon wool selling well ' In the East.
Bears in control of stock market. Page 15.
Good advance In wheat at Chicago. Page 15.
C. P. Doe, of North Pacific Steamship Cora-
pany, has purchased the wrecked steamer
Corona. Page 14.
Ship TUUe E. etarbuck is abandoned at sea.
Controversy over amateur standing of Dan
Kelly Is still rampant. Page 7.
Portland loses splendidly-played ball game.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon Savings Bank dividend to be de
clared In 00 days. Page 10.
H. T. Booth, alleged Insurance cbmpany em
bezzler, gives himself up to police. Page 11.
Oregon Sheriffs Association meets In this
city. Page 16.
"Apple King" "White, of New York, says
Oregon farmers need an awakening.
District Attorney Manning says It will take
a week to determine guilt or. Innocence of
bank officials Page 10.
Portland Investors bring suit against Coos
Bay Townslte Company. Page 9.
Half block at end of west approach to Steel
bridge sold for $110,000. Page 11. .
Portland is growing rapidly as a manufac
turing center. Page 5.
Local telegraph companies report some lm.
jiravament la strike situation. Page ft. J
Sultry Spell Broken
ALL WIRES HAVE GONE DOWN
Lightning Plays Havoc With
Service to California.
EXTENDS NORTH TO SALEM
Western Union Loses Wire at Rose
burg Just as Disturbance Starts.
Believed to Be Very Se
vere In Siskiyoua.
A .report was received by the Pa
cific Telephone Company late last
night that a severe eleotrical storm pre
vailed In Northern California and
Southern Oregon. From Treka south
to Sacramento the storm appears to
have been especially serious. The
telephone wires went down, and the
telegraph companies were working
only under the greatest difficulty.
Whether any property damage, except
the prostration of wires, has resulted,
was not ascertainable.
The Western Unlon"s Oakland wires
failed at 11:40 P. M., south of Rose
burg. Ashland had reported a severe olec
trical storm raging before the wires
STORM EXTENDS TO SALEM
Heavy Rain In Capital City, With
SALEM, Or., Aug. 23. (Special.)
After two days' rather sultry weather
this section of the Willamette Valley
experienced a heavy rain tonight with
some wind and considerable lightning.
Probably no damage will be done ex
cept that branches may be broken from
overloaded fruit trees and threshing of
grain will be delayed.
MAY DRAW ON STRIKE FUND
Operators Get Relief Doors Closed
' by Western Union.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Striking tele
graphers who are without funds may
now apply to the union's finance commit
tee for relief, according to an announce
ment by -Deputy National President
Superintendent Brooks of the Western
Union said that men employed to fill
vacancies caused by the strike will be
retained and none of the ojd operators
whose places were fllle- will be allowed
FIRST STRIKE BEXEFIT IS PAID
Amount Not Made Public, but Will
Keep Operators for Week.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-Tho first etrlka
benefits were paid tonight. The total
amount was not made public, but It was
said that It was sufficient to Insure the
comfort of all the operators on strike for
a week to come.
It was also stated at strike headquar
ters that there was enough money on
hand to finance the strike for two weeks
longer and enough more pledged to carry
on the fight for 90 days.
JAPANESE SUES THE CITY
Claims $C 5 7 5 for Wrecked Restau
rant and Business.
SAN FRANCISCO, Ang. 23. An echo of
the local trouble which some time ago
was made a basis of talk of war between
Japan and the United States was heard
In the Superior court today, when the
City Attorney's office entered a demurrer
against the suit brought against the city j
by Y. Elmoto for $2675 damages, arising .
from the destruction of his restaurant
and bath-house by a mob last Jtlay. Of
the sum named, I&76 was claimed for I
actual destruction of property and the
other 12000 for loss of the goodwill of pa
trons. The city alleges that while the actual
damages might amount to $575, the $2000
is excessive and Inequitable.
Counsel for the Japanese plaintiff said
his client would ask a jury trial. De
cision on the demurrer was reserved.
TWO CUBS FOR HARRIMAN
Alaska Steamship Captain Has
Present for Railroad Magnate.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. 23. (Special.)
The steamship Bertha, arriving today
from the North, brought down two grlz-
zly bear cubs, known as Mike and Brld-;
get, which are to be shipped to E. H.
Harrlman at once. The bear cubs were
captured by Captain J. C. Downing, of.
the Bertha, on Kodlak Island". Downing,
met Harrlman when the Union Paclflo,
magnate made his trip to Alaska several
years ago, and became a warm admirer :
of the wizard of Wall street. When he.
captured the two grizzlies, he immedi
ately determined to send them to HarrI-,
man as a contribution to the railroad
magnate private, zoological sarda